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An Iranian military official says the Islamic Republic of Iran's naval units will continue their regular missions in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman as before despite the US Navy's latest directive.
At least 19 have been killed and 15 others injured in a naval accident involving a light Iranian vessel in the south of the country.
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri says the Persian Gulf will remain a sea for genuine cooperation and peaceful coexistence among neighbours, and the history will never allow anybody to distort its name.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has devised plans to establish residential areas for civilians on the small islands of the Persian Gulf upon an order by Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the IRGC Navy chief says.
The Iranian president has underlined that the body of water to the south of Iran has been, and will always remain the “Persian Gulf” forever, not “Washington” Gulf or “New York” Gulf.
A senior Iranian military official says If American forces make the slightest encroachment on Iran’s territorial waters, they will be slapped in the face harder than before.
Iran’s government spokesman says the Islamic Republic is not after creating tension in the region, but any move against the country’s interests would be responded decisively.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has warned against any disruption of security in the region saying that any adventurism will lead to a decisive reaction by the armed forces of Iran, the responsibility of which will fall on the hostile forces including the United States.
Iranian government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says the Islamic Republic does not welcome increased tensions in the Persian Gulf, and it will do its best to ensure security in the region.In a video press conference...
Iran’s president has told the Emir of Qatar that Tehran is closely watching the US troops’ movements, but will never start a conflict or tension in the region.